It’s gauche to speak ill of the dead. It should be gauche to use the dead for political gain too.
Color me gauche.
The facts ar0und the death of Mary Jo Kopechne will always remain murky as the water she drowned in. That’s what happens when the feckless privileged children of the connected fuck up hard. But there’s no way for anyone to say that Teddy acquitted himself admirably in the incident.
You also can’t deny that Teddy got kicked out of Harvard for cheating. Today on the web, there’s a viral email saying he got kicked out twice. I doubt that.
At no point in his life did Ted Kennedy give any account of either of those scandals that indicated he’d learned a goddamn thing. Correct me if I’m wrong. And send me a picture of you riding your unicorn.
He’s the “Lion of the Senate.” Right-wing douchebags like Orrin Hatch and media douchebags like Geraldo Rivera were glamored by Teddy. Presidential douchebags like Barack Obama kissed his dead butt.
He was good at being a politician and he was a cheater and a shitty driver. That’s the best anyone should say of him.